Tuesday Forum: September 24, 2019

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  1. Roger

    The ACT has become the first jurisdiction to recognise pets as “sentient beings”,

    Sentience just means capable of sensory experience.

    Does a foetus sense pain when it is aborted?

  2. Arky

    One might begin to suspect that abortions were not an unintended and unfortunate consequence of the sexual revolution.
    Nor is the inebriated carnage among the western masses an unintended and unfortunate consequence of more liberal attitudes towards intoxicants.
    One might suspect that there was indeed in some shape or form a being called Moloch working steadily to obtain a pool of inebriated and liberated women, customers and suppliers to a demonic system of sacrifice.

  3. egg_

    Ex GF used to like to add capers (from a jar, stored in brine?) to e.g. Spag Bol – yum!!

  4. Nick

    We need to keep up mass immigration because we need to grow the population, but it’s ok to murder the babies.
    Something isn’t right in our society.

    Yep, and we are worried that climate change will kill kids lol

  5. BoN:

    Nice work Calistanis, enjoy your mandatory saunas. Maybe you should do fuel reduction control burns instead?

    I keep getting this mental picture of a dogbox complex having their power disaggregated and people leaving their fridges open to cool their dogbox down while closing all the balcony doors to keep the Sydney westerly winds out.
    snicker…

  6. Armadillo

    Arky, without being insensitive, you did arrange to have someone look after your dog before you flew out? Yes?

    I have visions of a can opener, the pantry door left open and the toilet seat left up.

  7. cohenite

    The swamp is claiming there was quid pro quo in Trump’s phone call because the benefit was dirt on a political opponent.

    The political opponent had a clear conflict of interest involving his son. But that’s irrelevant.

    You can’t argue with the left which is why they pursue control of the media, courts and education and ultimately democracy.

  8. Overburdened

    Having worn the mighty Yellow and Black at 3 different clubs, and felt my heart swell belting out Tigerland when we won at 2 clubs (and silently moping when we lost), all I can say is
    GO YOU GIANTS!! THERE’S A BIG BIG SOUND FROM THE WEST OF THE TOWN etc.

    I personally think they will get a shellacking.
    The Giants that is.

  9. Arky

    My vet/ boarding kennel is brilliant.
    Very well looked after.
    Daily walks, great staff.
    The other dog, Boy is still there.

  10. egg_

    Watching last year’s NYE (“Countdown”) concert from Aunty on the PVR

    Worth watching just for Prinnie Stevens doing the backing vocals (and some performing).

  11. Arky

    without being insensitive

    ..
    How are you going to achieve that? Instantly morph into someone who isn’t an arsehole?

  12. Armadillo

    The swamp is claiming there was quid pro quo in Trump’s phone call because the benefit was dirt on a political opponent.

    Interesting comment up thread about a US-Ukranian agreement in relation to corruption.

    Trump is in the clear.

  13. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Devon sandwiches with tomarder sauce.
    poor people food

    Was thinking about this just the other day. What foods did I like in my childhood?
    Tinned tomato soup came up as number one fave. After that fresh white bread with butter and ladled over with condensed milk. My main ambition as a kid was to grow up and earn enough money to buy a whole tin of condensed milk to myself. Sometimes I’d sneak a swig at an open tin, tip it up, suck hard on the open bit and a lovely mouthful of sweetness would ensue. Then I’d run away before I was found out.

    Those two things were the best parts of our cuisine.

    Devon with tomato sauce sandwiches were too much for my mum. She did jam sandwiches.
    Daily. If you were lucky. Jam sank into the lumps of bread and they weren’t all that nice.
    Sweet though.
    Vegemite was for Australians not us Brits. Would have been too expensive anyway.
    All the middle class girls in the A stream had vegemite sandwiches cut into triangles.
    My friend Margaret and I had the working class cut. Rectangles.

  14. Arky

    When I get home I’m moving the kelpie/ border cross inside.
    Should never have let the missus move them outside.
    Babies. They need to learn how to cope with pet hair.

  15. Roger

    You can’t argue with the left which is why they pursue control of the media, courts and education and ultimately democracy.

    Rather: “You can’t argue with the left because they control the media, courts and education and ultimately democracy.”

    For the present.

  16. cohenite

    Case in point for your edification, the latest post from the banshees at mad fucking witches:

    There are few words that fit when posting about the #FuckingMuppet. Very few work, because very few accurately convey the depths of depravity, irony, cruelty and sheer fucking bastardry of this clueless fascist walking beanbag of happy-clappy fuck-bucketry.

    And today, he did it again. On top of all the other ways he’s fucked over the children of Australia, he has the utter fucking gall to claim he cares about their anxiety:
    “I want children growing up in Australia to feel positive about their future, and I think it is important we give them that confidence that they will not only have a wonderful country and pristine environment to live in, that they will also have an economy to live in as well. I don’t want our children to have anxieties about these issues.”

    Do you think scomo will sue; did Jarrett sue; did bolt sue. Nah.

  17. Arky

    Instantly morph into someone who isn’t an arsehole?

    ..
    Sorry.
    It has been a tough day.
    I meant complete arsehole.

  18. Roger

    Vegemite was for Australians not us Brits.

    Never heard of Marmite then?

    Vegemite was but the locally produced alternative.

  19. Beyond a joke:
    $5 capacitors fail in W88 nukes, replacements will cost $75 and cost over $1Billion to fix the problem.

  20. DrBeauGan

    There’s nothing to sue for, cohenite. It’s just rude. Nothing actionable, just abuse.

  21. areff

    These latest needles in strawberries, Coles has them marked down at 4 (250g) for $5,

    Bought $20 worth and they’ll be strawberry jam (with lemon zest) by midnight.

    Good jam recipes solicited from conserve-ative Cats.

  22. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Some do-gooders got onto our primary school in the late forties and set up tresle tables with special food for us. Sandwiches they called The Oslo Lunch. They were fresh white bread, thick cut, lashings of butter, and then filled with some sort of nut mixture (Nutella style, with additions of what are called ‘trail mix’ today).

    I think they were free; anyway, I got some. Nectar beyond belief, and you could also have the crated milk that came in bottles and was warm by lunchtime. You were supposed to have it at play lunch, but it always came too late for that. We got about four weeks worth of it. Then the boys went back to the pie shop up the road and the girls went back to home made sandwiches. I had a pie a couple of times that I remember and they were delicious too – flaky pastry, grey in the middle with gristle but tasty, and when you took the top off there was a layer of rather wonderful pastry like grey plastic which you could pull off and eat. The boys used to make little balls out of it and throw it at us.

  23. Stimpson J. Cat

    So while I don’t think fasting is that important for people under 40 years of age I know it is one of the most valuable lifestyle changes we can make as we age. You get used to it, I can 24 hours without feeling hungry or cold or feeling low on energy.

    It is absolutely fantastic.
    I highly recommend it to all of you Catallaxy fatties, excluding Mitch of course.
    If you struggle because you are an incredibly weak willed spoilt rich White person, just think of all the money you are saving for kerosene baths, ethnic carers, and mobility scooters.
    #boomerbonanza!

  24. Armadillo

    I meant complete arsehole.

    I thought you had been kidnapped for a minute there and someone else was using your handle. I’ll phone the consulate and let them know I fucked up (which BTW, was mostly your fault). You owe me.

  25. Stimpson J. Cat

    When I get home I’m moving the kelpie/ border cross inside.
    Should never have let the missus move them outside.
    Babies. They need to learn how to cope with pet hair.

    Don’t leave them in the kitchen just in case Arky.
    I’ve seen this before.

  26. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A repost, moderated. Got caught on the round objects again. Changed it to ‘missiles’. 🙂

    Some do-gooders got onto our primary school in the late forties and set up tressle tables with special food for us. Sandwiches they called The Oslo Lunch. They were fresh white bread, thick cut, lashings of butter, and then filled with some sort of nut mixture (Nutella style, with additions of what are called ‘trail mix’ today).
    I think they were free; anyway, I got some. Nectar beyond belief, and you could also have the crated milk that came in bottles and was warm by lunchtime. You were supposed to have it at play lunch, but it always came too late for that. We got about four weeks worth of it. Then the boys went back to the pie shop up the road and the girls went back to home made sandwiches. I had a pie a couple of times that I remember and they were delicious too – flaky pastry, grey in the middle with gristle but tasty, and when you took the top off there was a layer of rather wonderful pastry like grey plastic which you could pull off and eat. The boys used to make little missiles out of it and throw it at us.

  27. calli

    Here is the three ingredient, pectin free recipe I use, areff.

    Make sure the jars are sterile and dry.

    Setting point is a matter of taste. Mine are usually a bit “under” as I like the jam a bit runny. Another tip – make sure the strawbs are absolutely dry. You don’t want to be adding any more liquid than you need and strawbs are naturally full of water.

  28. areff

    I personally think they will get a shellacking.

    GWS were one the slickest units I’ve seen against the Bulldogs. I’d hate them to win, because it would validate (sort of) the Fat Wog’s putting them there. But to see the flag go to a tiny homeground that can’t even sell out a final (joint was 3/4 full at best on the day the Dogs faltered and fell).

    Bugger seeing the flag to fly over that confectured club while Tassie goes without and Darwin is ignored.

    Richmond. Hold your nose and hope the Tigers smash them.

  29. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Gotta go. Our daughter is flying in tonight on high flying corporate business.

    Staying overnight with us for two nights. Will be good to catch up.
    We are cooking for her, but not the food I gave her during her childhood.
    She will require the food of corporate yoof. Fish, asparagus, some sort of cous cous etc.

  30. stackja

    Roger
    #3168329, posted on September 26, 2019 at 6:59 pm
    The ACT has become the first jurisdiction to recognise pets as “sentient beings”,

    Sentience just means capable of sensory experience.

    Does a foetus sense pain when it is aborted?

    Yes ACT Greens don’t care.

  31. Cardimona

    Just an unfortunate coincidence that NATIONAL party politician Barnaby Joyce was creaming money off people opposed to abortion, while other NATIONAL party politicians were voting in support of it.

    creaming money off – I must have missed this MV.
    Got a link?

  32. Arky

    cous cous etc.

    ..
    Don’t do it PT.
    Cous cous is shit.

  33. Beachcomber

    “You can’t argue with the left because they control the media, courts and education and ultimately democracy.”

    For the present.

    And how is that going to change? How are going to be able to change the Universities and the ABC? The establishment UniParty will never do it.

  34. Mark A

    Arky
    #3168346, posted on September 26, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    When I get home I’m moving the kelpie/ border cross inside.
    Should never have let the missus move them outside.
    Babies. They need to learn how to cope with pet hair.

    Big mistake, now that they are used to being outside dogs, why cause domestic trouble?

  35. cohenite

    There’s nothing to sue for, cohenite. It’s just rude. Nothing actionable, just abuse.

    I think in Jarrett’s case the accuser was impercunious. Whether there were imputations made in the media I don’t recall. Spicer would make a good defendant but I don’t know what she said.

    In the case of scomo being called depraved and a fascist with it’s Nazi connatations there are definite imputations to character. But sure being a conservative PM means you have to take it. What do you think krudd would have done if similar slurs had been made against him?

  36. Tel

    Don’t do it PT.
    Cous cous is shit.

    Take it easy Arky … she’ll only to it once.

  37. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Cous cous is shit.

    it’s pasta

  38. areff

    Thanks, Calli, that looks beaut. I’ve a mind to put some lemon zest in too.

    There’s some interesting recipes here, and the columnist, Felicity Cloake, has a delightful style.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2011/aug/04/how-to-make-perfect-strawberry-jam

  39. DrBeauGan

    Stimpy, your bloody hat! If you are in Perth, I suggest an exchange of prisoners at some intermediate McDonalds. Your hat for an egg mcmuffin. Name a place and time.

  40. cohenite

    Bolt’s facts to contradict pol tot:

    You have never been less likely to die of a climate-related disaster. Your risk of being killed has fallen 99 per cent in the past century. Source: International Disaster Database.
    •You have never been more likely to live longer. Life expectancy around the world has risen by 5.5 years so far this century. Source: World Health Organisation.
    •We are getting fewer cyclones, not more. Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Bureau of Meteorology.
    •There is more food than ever. Grain crops have set new records. Source: Food and Agricultural Organisation.
    •The world is getting greener. Leaf cover is growing 3 per cent per decade. Source: NASA.
    •Low-lying Pacific islands are not drowning. In fact, 43 per cent – including Tuvalu – are growing, and another 43 per cent are stable. Source: Professor Paul Kench, University of Auckland.
    •Cold weather is 20 times more likely to kill you than hot weather. Source: Lancet, 20/5/2015
    Global warming does not cause drought. Source: Prof. Andy Pitman, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.
    •Australia’s rainfall over the past century has actually increased. Source: Bureau of Meteorology.
    •There are fewer wildfires. Around the world, the area burned by fire is down 24 per cent over 18 years. Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center et al.
    •Polar bear numbers are increasing, not decreasing. Source: Dr Susan Crockford.

  41. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    It did seem to be extraordinary behaviour – unless it was his true personal conviction, given the ordeal and personal sacrifice he’s been through over his own child out of wedlock.

    Oh yeah. Sorry, I forgot the poor “Christian” and his “personal sacrifice”.

    It must have been really hard for him to have to appear in public with the silly old bint who had been married to him for over twenty years and already borne him children, pretending to still be together during the election campaign, while the new, and very much younger squeeze, already pregnant with his child, had to hide away shamefully in their love nest apartment.

    What a sacrifice he had to make.
    To get re-elected.
    So he could scam money in defence of morality.
    While his party voted in support of late term abortions.

  42. egg_

    kerosene baths, ethnic carers, and mobility scooters.

    How many panadols does it take?
    With my luck, I’ll get a 150 kg tranny islander.

  43. Arky

    Big mistake, now that they are used to being outside dogs, why cause domestic trouble?

    ..
    Not they.
    Him.
    His missus is gone, and now he is coming inside like he used to be before the daughter came along.

  44. Tel

    Here is the three ingredient, pectin free recipe I use, areff.

    Make sure the jars are sterile and dry.

    There’s a trick … it’s not pectin free, the flesh close to the surface of a lemon seed contains pectin. Depending on how you juice the lemon you get a bit more or less of that. Some go so far as to put the seeds in hot water and get all of it.

  45. egg_

    “personal sacrifice”.

    2IC of the Federal Coalition for a-bit-on-the-side.
    Sounds a high price to me and the country is the worse for it.

  46. stackja

    Victorian prison boss charged with child pawn offences

    An investigation by specialist child abuse detectives has resulted in multiple child pawn charges laid against the general manager of a medium security Victorian prison.
    Mark Buttler, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    September 26, 2019 6:31pm

    One of Victoria’s top prison bosses has been charged with child pawn offences.

    Wayne Harper, the general manager of medium security Marngoneet Correctional Centre, was this week charged after an investigation by specialist child abuse investigators.

    Mr Harper left Marngoneet without warning this week.

    The Herald Sun has been told his office at the jail, near Geelong, was thoroughly searched in recent days.

    The Department of Justice and Community Safety confirmed a Corrections Victoria prison officer was being investigated by Victoria Police.

    “The prison officer is no longer employed at the department. As the matter is the subject of an ongoing police investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment further,” a statement from the Department said.

  47. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    creaming money off – I must have missed this MV.
    Got a link?

    You’ve GOT to be bloody kidding, Cardimona.
    It was you who posted the link to Barnaby’s petition and exhorted Cats to support the great man.
    Are you suffering from memory lapses?

  48. struth

    You’re sounding very much like the Catallaxyfiles commission for morality there, artist formally known as MV.
    Suppose it’s fine when you have a point to make.

  49. Steve trickler

    This could possibly be the oldest dash cam footage available. I could be wrong. Considering what happens four days later….thankfully, it survived and was preserved.

    You’ll love the traffic and pedestrians.

    April 14, 1906. San Francisco.



  50. Cardimona

    It was you who posted the link to Barnaby’s petition and exhorted Cats to support the great man.

    MV, you said “creaming money off”

    This implies it was for his own use.
    Care to explain?

  51. MatrixTransform

    add capers

    secret salts … caper, anchovy, soy paste etc

  52. Delcon

    The decline of society, as correctly pointed out by Cats, exhibits A and B:

    Infidel Tiger
    #3167992, posted on September 26, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    People go on about pineapple on pizza and beetroot in hamburger, but the worst thing I have ever tasted in my life is sultanas in a curry.

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3168000, posted on September 26, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    who said wyminsis got no penis
    Is a transgender man who gives birth a mother? Yes, says UK court

    (My own contribution: Cranberry in a vegetable salad. Yuck.)

  53. mh

    You’ll love the traffic and pedestrians.

    April 14, 1906. San Francisco

    There was less shit, even with all the horses.

  54. calli

    They use jam sugar, areff, with the pectin added. If you’re worried about it setting, have a pack or two of Jamsetta handy. Better than boiling it all down to strawberry toffee.

  55. Cassie of Sydney

    “”cohenite
    #3168373, posted on September 26, 2019 at 7:32 pm
    There’s nothing to sue for, cohenite. It’s just rude. Nothing actionable, just abuse.”

    The really evil and despicable one here is Spicer…aka Dick Tracey…as Latham so perfectly describes her. Dick Tracey has a lot of history and form being a “nuisance”. She was the linchpin in this appalling Jarratt imbroglio…Dick Tracey she was the one who spruiked and encouraged the LIES…any sensible woman would have poured cold water on a “rape allegation” from the mid 1970s. If Dick Tracey can’t be sued then she should be snubbed and once upon a time such a venal and vacuous menace of a woman would have been snubbed….but we’ve lost all standards in this country. The simple fact is that she should never work again. All television networks should freeze her out however no doubt…being the soft cretinous country that we are now…she’ll surface somewhere..probably on channel ten.

  56. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    2IC of the Federal Coalition for a-bit-on-the-side.

    Sorry Egg, I never realised his office secretary kidnapped him, carted him off to an apartment he conveniently already had, then repeatedly raped him until she was pregnant.

    Then, after having his child and forcing him to divorce his wife, this “bit on the side” made him collect money from people opposed to abortion, while his own party voted in support of late term abortions.
    A fact he unfortunately neglected to mention while banking the donations.

    Yes, I see your point.
    Truly a high price.

  57. calli

    Yes, Tel, I know lemon contains pectin. And the seeds can be put in a muslin bag and boiled up.

    And I do cheat with Jamsetta too. Confessions of a jam maker. 😁

  58. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3168396, posted on September 26, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Stop watching FTA TV.

    It is utter pus.

  59. stackja

    How many politicians quietly handled ‘unwanted pregnancies’?
    If leftists the MSM would have kept quiet.
    Selective outrage as usual.

  60. Cassie of Sydney

    struth
    #3168388, posted on September 26, 2019 at 7:46 pm
    You’re sounding very much like the Catallaxyfiles commission for morality there, artist formally known as MV.
    Suppose it’s fine when you have a point to make.”

    My thoughts too.

  61. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Never heard of Marmite then?

    An import and too expensive for the likes of us. 🙂

  62. Cardimona

    MV, are you taking your meds?

  63. Muddy

    Arky
    #3167599, posted on September 25, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    About 21 hours late, but my commiserations, Arky. I’d be a big, salty puddle without mine.

  64. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Care to explain?

    I will, Cardimona, right after you explain how he could collect money off other people to support a campaign against abortions, without even once mentioning, let alone admonishing, members of HIS OWN PARTY for supporting laws in favour of late term abortions.

  65. feelthebern

    And the seeds can be put in a muslin bag and boiled up

    & that is a new way around the spaminator.

  66. feelthebern

    Dogs should inside & sleep on beds.

  67. Knuckle Dragger

    Tracey Spicer.

    At the risk of infuriating some, and also perhaps as I’m a bit euphoric after the 15yo piloted the Colorado around a massive empty carpark for an hour and half and only cannoned into three or four concrete parking bay medians:

    You never saw this, or anything like this from Spicer when she was a genuine looker.

    This is typical of SOME women in SOME fields of endeavour. Once the looks go and the arse balloons out, it’s snark time. The other ladeeeees generally cop it first, and when Ms Fat Arse runs out of mates it’s the blokes’ fault. Futile attempts at relevance are also on the list, but well down it.

    And here we are.

  68. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    A “used up thot”, as it were.

    KD = Gorilla

    THOTTIE HAS BEEN PATROLLED

  69. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    If leftists the MSM would have kept quiet.

    A bit difficult, Stackja.
    It was Barnaby himself who called a press conference, introduced all and sundry to the new bride to be, explained they had been together for some time and she was pregnant with his child, and sheepishly confessed he had talked his former wife into going along with the sham of still being together, to help his reelection campaign.

    He was quite proud of himself and his efforts.

  70. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The National Party have not been conservative for a long time, let alone libertarian.

    Having a go at Barnaby is Quixotic.

  71. Armadillo

    Sinc, why have you sold your website to Mumamia and Matt Moran?

    A “heads up” would have been nice.

  72. Knuckle Dragger

    Okay. Had to go to Urban Dictionary for that one, Frank.

    ‘It can stand for ‘That Hoe Over There”

    ‘A thot is usually active on social media especially instagram and Snapchat. On instagram she can be found in pictures of her in the dog filter and is usually half naked. On Snapchat she is most likely posting videos of her obnoxiously lip syncing to rap songs, while playing with her hair, thinking she looks like Kylie Jenner.’

    ‘Probably wears Calvin Klein, Adidas and Nike hats. She has perfect eyeliner and contour and she seems like she doesn’t care what anyone think’s about her. She may come across as a fake, conceited, shallow dumb bitch, but deep down she is insecure and unfortunately the only way she gets confidence is by getting validation from men on social media by posting pictures showing off her figure and plastic face. ‘

    And ‘patroller’

    ‘A student who looks for a teacher to flirt with/seduce’

    The Cat. Don’t need no fancy book learnin’.

  73. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Time for some more Deep Space Nine.
    Maybe if I watch it long enough, something will happen.

  74. Cardimona

    MV, Barnaby was torn down by the left because they saw him as a threat to their de-industrialisation plans.

    He’s a sceptic and he’s pro-dams and pro-coal and he’s one of the very few Nats at any level to do the right thing and speak up on the baby murdering of the collectivists.

    But here you are, on the Cat, suggesting he was “creaming money off” right-thinking people for some duplicitous purpose.

    Hence my question regarding your medications.

  75. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/ksMYjzWSlI4

    The first 2 minutes is all you need to know about the climate change (previously Catastrophic Global Warming).

    If someone was to ask me l would say it’s happening, has happened and will continue to happen but what would l know.

    Professor Ball has an opinion.

  76. Knuckle Dragger

    And – Gorilla:

    ‘An extremely muscular/buff person, also called “juiceheads”. Frequently used term on the Jersey Shore.’

    Greatly appreciated, Frank. I have been working pretty hard. Not missing leg day, that sort of thing.

    There’s another definition of gorilla on UD, but it involves shaved-off pubic hair so a) can’t be me, and b) this is a family blog.

  77. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Brings a new meaning to Mike Cernovich’s “Gorilla Mindset”.

  78. cohenite

    Hannity is worked up:

    Schiff is a coward, a grub and a liar, the biggest liar in congress.

    I wonder where this will end. Trump back in power; hopefully. But the true end will be some orange uniforms for swamp dwellers.

  79. Infidel Tiger

    Amazing times.

    Arthur Scargill has written to The Times in support of Boris Johnson.

  80. Overburdened

    Given the fact that the world will be destroyed in no time at all because of white people and their infernal technology, why do white people not only pay a stack of $$$ to have their pets looked after, they also follow their pets around so that they can pick up their pet’s shit?

    There’s a bloody planet to save by giving large amounts of $$$ to people with a track record of incompetence.

  81. Infidel Tiger

    Barnaby’s stance on the infanticide legislation has made me extremely proud of him.

    A flawed man, but a bloody good man.

  82. feelthebern

    Prostitutes in Amsterdam windows have more dignity than Pelosi.

  83. RobK

    Never heard of Marmite then?
    My wife’s a to-and-from, she was weaned on “Bovril”.

  84. Mitch M.

    China rising xenophobia

  85. DrBeauGan

    Thank you for attempting to decode dot’s argot, kd. I still don’t know what he’s on about, but now I am sure I don’t care.

  86. egg_

    How many politicians quietly handled ‘unwanted pregnancies’?

    Precisely, we’re talking about Canberra, not a Monastery.
    Trumble is a rolled gold fvckwit.

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    Arthur Scargill has written to The Times in support of Boris Johnson.

    Marge would be very amused!

  88. areff

    Calli: Arrowroot to thicken sauces, but never thought you could use it to thicken jam.

    Hmmmm. I’m dubious.

    http://www.makeithealthy.life/en/blog/2015/09/18/strawberry-jam/

    Tel: boiling the seeds is a good lurk.. One reason to drink vodka — the seeds from that dash of citrus good health.

  89. Overburdened

    I have previously mentioned my pet Salty the Seagull.

    When I’m walking to go for a surf, pulling worms, fishn or just hanging out at the beach, wherever on the planet that may be; Salty’s there helping out- sometimes one leg sometimes two.

    Bloody lil champ, doesn’t need feeding, worming or expensive Vet’s bills.

    No need to throw a towel over a cage at bedtime with Salty. And I don’t have to pick up his shit in a plastic bag kindly supplied at ratepayers expense by the local Council.

    Why won’t the Leftists have an ‘Adopt a Seagull’ campaign to save the planet?

    It seems so obvious as a way of saving our world and appeasing Gaia.

  90. notafan

    Raspberry is the king of jams.

    Rarely bothered with strawberry because it was so hard to set.

  91. egg_

    are you taking your meds?

    Sounds like envy.
    Having a much younger bird interested in you sure makes you walk on air, must be like the buzz from cocaine.

  92. Infidel Tiger

    Marge would be very amused!

    Maggie’s war against the coal miners is perhaps one of the five greatest mistakes of the last hundred years.

    The working class are our best people.

  93. Arky

    Raspberry is the king of jams.

    ..
    You’re insane.
    Apricot.

  94. Geriatric Mayfly

    Asked a mate in England to explain this Irish backstop thingie. Instant reply. I think I would rather grapple with the Off-side rule for the zillionth time.

  95. Mark A

    Arky
    #3168443, posted on September 26, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    You’re insane.
    Apricot.

    Crab apple beats them all. No dispute.

  96. Mark A

    although apricot is good, put some away year before last, still good even better than when fresh.

  97. notafan

    I have made much apricot jam too.

    Raspberry is still the best.

    Used to go to those pick your own raspberry places.

    Crabapples don’t grow on trees around here.

  98. Natural Instinct

    Been working hard preparing for Labour Day long weekend, so….
    .
    I have just caught up with Trump’s speech at UN.
    Wow the most lucid 36 minutes I have ever heard. Yes I mean ever.
    Whilst the snowflake MSM was talking about the climate girl, they missed a manifesto that will guide the USA for a long time.
    It will be quoted and referenced for many years if it is not buried.
    .
    I wonder if ScoMo has the courage to say that the ABC “Behind the News” program that goes into almost every primary school classroom MUST show it in 2 parts with a header and tailer that explains the concepts he is talking about?

  99. Armadillo

    No, not our Jacques. The French one – Chirac.

  100. Infidel Tiger

    Jacque Chirac pain complet

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    Maggie’s war against the coal miners is perhaps one of the five greatest mistakes of the last hundred years.

    She was freeing slaves.

    Watching Corbyn in his fudgeathon has been fun. Somehow I doubt guys like Arfa much like the uni graduate soy kiddies who run the Labour Party these days. So the dinosaurs have been going over to Farage’s lot.

    Corbyn can’t come out for Brexit of course because the LibDems exist, which is where all those genderbender boyos and wymminses will go to if Jeremy hints at backing the old guard.

  102. Infidel Tiger

    Maggie May have thought that, but in actuality she was paving the way for outsourcing the western Middle Class to the highest bidder. Not to mention the global warming scam.

    Reagan and Thatcher are cults we must abandon.

  103. Mitch M.

    No, not our Jacques. The French one – Chirac.

    Taken out by chytrid fungus no doubt.

  104. Cassie of Sydney

    I am not surprised about Arthur Scargill..he is old Labour. Men and women like Scargill have now almost disappeared from today’s British Labour party (and that also applies to the ALP here). Scargill actually worked in the mines…he was the son of a miner…and he poverty. He was truly working class…something that is now almost non-existent in most western centre left and left parties. I am reminded of an article Julie Burchill wrote a few years back…I think it was in the UK Spectator. Burchill, the working class daughter of a communist factory worker, wrote how the British Labour party has now become infected with elitist, smug middle and upper class Marxists. She wrote how these people, unlike the Scargill’s of the world, had never been down a mine, they had never worked on a shop floor…they don’t give a stuff about the working class man or woman….in fact they openly admit how much they loathe the working class.

  105. egg_

    Aldi are flogging samosa and roti makers for 30 bucks.
    /Does not contain rice

  106. struth

    Bloody Crab apple?
    Mark A.

    Really?

    We are Australians here ……..are you still in Europe?
    Your taste buds may be effected due to a lack of hot breakfasts.

  107. Cassie of Sydney

    “The working class are our best people.”

    They were…not sure anymore…the left have drugged them with welfare and destroyed their families.

  108. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/UDXKTXuM2TY

    Greta needs a tranquilliser, caring support from responsible adults, sending to the naughty corner or a kick up the arse.

    I advocate all of the above in reverse order at the same time.

  109. Steve trickler

    A 6.5 quake in Indonesia ( hours ago ) …i was not surprised by it.

    Another forecast hit from Dutch. A quick 4 min clip.



  110. mh

    The working class are our best people.

    Thank you.

  111. Knuckle Dragger

    The Expendables is on the teev.

    Truly, we live in blessed times.

  112. Infidel Tiger

    They were…not sure anymore…the left have drugged them with welfare and destroyed their families.

    That was only made possible by Reagan and Thatcher destroying their jobs, communities and families.

    We must acknowledge this.

  113. Bruce of Newcastle

    Infi – For a while there was a MUA guy in my family. He was so far to the left that I’m surprised he didn’t fall off the side of the planet. So I knew what the docks were like, and they have been like it since Federation. My industry was likewise in thrall to the FIA for many years. They’re part of CFMEU now. The Left enslaves blue collar wukkas. They’re parasites. The coal miners were the prey of vampires.

    It’s encouraging that Trump is offering an out for such people, to escape the Left. Howard did to some extent too. Remember when he was cheered by the rank and file in Bass and Braddon, embarassing the shop stewards and officials? But then he went nuts with Workchoices and the wukkas were sucked back in by the vampires.

    Thatcher was initially also sucked in by the CAGW scam at a very early stage in it, long before it became clear that it was a scam. She recanted once she had time to look at the data, which as PM with a million crises always going on she could not do. Pollies don’t have that excuse now.

  114. Cassie of Sydney

    “Infidel Tiger
    #3168473, posted on September 26, 2019 at 9:34 pm
    They were…not sure anymore…the left have drugged them with welfare and destroyed their families.

    That was only made possible by Reagan and Thatcher destroying their jobs, communities and families.

    We must acknowledge this.”

    Yep…and having destroyed the working class, right of centre parties are now destroying the middle class across the west through supporting the bullshit that is globalism/free trade/open borders and endless immigration from third world shit holes.

  115. John Constantine

    A series of “stunning” assays showcasing grades of up to 40% copper have confirmed a significant shallow discovery for Stavely Minerals (ASX: SVY) at the Thursday’s Gossan target within its namesake porphyry copper-gold project in Victoria.

    The first diamond hole of a shallow drilling program which kicked off earlier this month intersected a 32m thick zone of high-grade mineralisation grading 5.88% copper, 100 grams per tonne gold and 58g/t silver, including 2m at 40% copper, 3g/t gold and 517g/t silver.

    A step-out hole, collared 160m to the south-west, intersected an 85m-wide structural zone including an aggregate of 60m of massive to semi-massive sulphide including zones of strong copper-sulphide mineralisation.

    Teamed with visual observations of drill core from a second step-out hole 80m south-west of the first which also encountered a thick zone of massive to semi-massive mineralisation, the “outstanding” results represent a “major exploration breakthrough” which is believed to have significantly improved the company’s understanding of the mineralisation setting at Thursday’s Gossan.

    Why this matters in the Western District is that after years of theories that mineralisation should be there under cover, the models are producing results, not just the first drill core, with averages sweetened up by the treasure spot of two meters that were nearly half raw copper, but visual indications from the two step out drills.

    Traders could do anything for a week or so here, more likely next week if overseas money shows up, no trader wants to hold something fizzy over the weekend.

  116. egg_

    Beverly Hills 90210 reloaded on 10 – some of the plastic surgery hasn’t fared so well.

  117. Mark A

    struth
    #3168464, posted on September 26, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Bloody Crab apple?
    Mark A.

    We are Australians here ……..are you still in Europe?

    Only stirring struth. Yes still here, near enough permanent at least till retiring.

  118. Knuckle Dragger

    If even one Englishman votes for those idiotic policies the whole country should be nuked.

    The remnants given to the Somalis.

    The remnants of that given to Hungary and Poland to use as a bombing range.

  119. Delcon

    Trade unions are pure liability on the economy.
    Good on Thatcher and Howard for taking on them.
    Unions must be smashed with all the power the state can muster.
    Shorten was, to anyone paying attention, a glimpse into the true face trade unions.
    Not pretty.

  120. Lazlo

    Thatcher did not destroy their jobs IT, the coal companies did. What do think she should have done? Re-nationalise coal mining?

  121. Gab

    You’re insane.
    Apricot.

    Crab apple beats them all. No dispute.

    Rubbish. Cherry jam is the king of jams.

  122. egg_

    Shorten was, to anyone paying attention, a glimpse into the true face trade unions.

    Open threats against Mining “scabs'” families whilst simultaneously supporting “climate change” says it all about their duplicity/hypocrisy.

  123. John Constantine

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/tristanlavalette/2019/09/25/jasprit-bumrahs-potentially-serious-injury-could-derail-indias-dreams-of-cricket-domination/#5e12c2249f41

    The lethal action was always going to cut the career short. If Bumrah comes back, it will have to be like a Lillee return, using a brand new weapon.

    It was the news Indian cricket fans dreaded. Jasprit Bumrah – India’s spearhead and arguably most indispensable player – has been sidelined indefinitely with a stress fracture in his back.

  124. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Stimpy, go get your hat. Nice man buys you a hat and you are m.i.a. Not polite.

    This hat will cover your baldness and make you a babe magnet for the right sort of girl. 🙂

  125. Infidel Tiger

    Unions were abandoned by conservatives so instead made their beds with corporatists and socialists.

    Unions in their original form were inherently conservative.

  126. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Cherry jam is the king of jams.

    Plus 1000. Droool.

    Bulgarian cherry jam with whole cherries and lumps of cherry.
    Or the French Bonne Mamam will do at a pinch.

  127. Infidel Tiger

    Nationalised coal mining sounds very good to me.

    Cheap reliable power. Nation building stuff.

    Or we could sell off our power generation to the free market and let AGL look after it. How’s that working out?

  128. Delcon

    Infidel Tiger
    #3168496, posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Unions were abandoned by conservatives so instead made their beds with corporatists and socialists.

    Unions in their original form were inherently conservative.

    I myself can’t see anything conservative about unions. Conservatism is about understanding natural forces of the economy, which revolve around free enterprise. Union are a bunch of loser thugs thinking they should unite and commit extortion against the people putting bread on their table.

  129. Farmer Gez

    Toe Jam.

    An acquired taste.

  130. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Unions in their original form were inherently conservative.

    That is so. A lot of them in the C19th started as small scale cooperatives.
    Others emerged from closed-shop guilds.

    Bedtime. Daughter and I are up early tomorrow. She to work, me to dance.
    The joys of handing things over to the next generation.

  131. Infidel Tiger

    Wow. Just saw this linked by Gray Connolly:

    https://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2019/09/how-right-wing-republicans-became-america-s-unlikeliest-anti-capitalists

    Couldn’t agree more. Zombie Reaganism and Thatcherism must be destroyed.

  132. Infidel Tiger

    I myself can’t see anything conservative about unions. Conservatism is about understanding natural forces of the economy, which revolve around free enterprise. Union are a bunch of loser thugs thinking they should unite and commit extortion against the people putting bread on their table.

    No this is wrong on every level.

    Conservatives have never been free market zealots. That was for whigs and other ideologue loons.

    Unions grew from guilds and co-ops etc. natural alliances of like minded people.

  133. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy: HAT!

    Yes yes I remember thank you.
    I’m a very busy man I told you.
    We can’t all swan about smoking cigars with Commies and cucs.
    I work 7 days.
    What’s your email again?

  134. Lazlo

    My question was about coal mining in the UK in the 1980s. It was becoming uneconomic, a quid could not be made. The movie Brassed Off captures this period very well, and very musically.

    Is that situation comparable to today’s Oz? Certainly not. We have abundantly profitable coal resources which, if the green government regulators got off the backs of entrepreneurs, would be the source of enormous wealth creation for all of us.

    Nationalising coal would just add more dead, bureaucratic hands. No thank you.

    As for the energy market, that is an entirely different question.

  135. Top Ender

    Professor Tim Flannery laments his ‘colossal failure’ on climate activism

    THE MOCKER

    Writing last week in online media outlet The Conversation (more on that name later), academic, author and former Australian of the Year Tim Flannery lamented the world’s failure to heed his warnings about climate change.

    The dire situation, he concluded, led him “to look back on my 20 years of climate activism as a colossal failure”. You could say this is the phenomenon known as global waning, the anxiety caused by knowledge one’s star has faded.

    That a purported climate expert refers to himself primarily as an activist is revealing, as is the cause of his melancholy. If he were suffering from world-weariness as he would have us believe, then surely “looking back” over his career would include introspection, especially in light of his many dud predictions.

    Tellingly, he does no such thing. The burning issue of his time is not so much climate change but his self-worth, thus letting everyone know in the form of a soliloquy that even the great man himself has human frailties. In this drama the climate protagonist stands on stage in an exaggerated pose, his eyes closed, his head tilted to face the heavens, the back of wrist on his forehead as he loudly bemoans his personal existential angst and the shallowness of lesser beings.

    This is our cue. The unspoken corollary is a future without his leadership, a climate dystopia so terrible the mere thought of it prompts mass panic. “Forgive us,” we wail in unison, “we have not been worthy of you”. Patting him on the back, we reassure him his selfless efforts have not been in vain.

    What Flannery appears to crave is publicity and the constant affirmation of others, a condition otherwise known as being needy. If any more proof were needed, it is his attitude towards those who have held him to account. Again from last week: “But the climate crisis has now grown so severe that the actions of the denialists have turned predatory: they are now an immediate threat to our children.”

    To use “denialists” in this context is an error that’s compounded by appealing to our emotions. Having referred to 2GB presenter Alan Jones and Herald-Sun columnist Andrew Bolt as those who “have laboured so hard to create” a “world of grim winnowing”, he said “I have come to understand they are threatening my children’s wellbeing as much as anyone who might seek to harm a child.” That is what climate science has become, apparently. You promote a hypothesis, and if others question it or cite evidence to the contrary you label them a “denier”. If they persist, you work yourself into a self-righteous rage.

    Now compare Flannery’s statements with what he said during a restaurant interview for The Sydney Morning Herald in 2014, fittingly titled “Tim Flannery: a man for all climates”. Speaking of “very weird conspiratorial right groups” who challenged the United Nations’ pronouncements on climate change, he stated: “There’re quite a few unhinged people out there who latch on to some of this, and you do worry there’s a risk of people taking justice — as they see it — into their own hands.’’ People who falsely and maliciously label their critics child abusers, perhaps? And: “The history of science teaches us people will long be convinced by fallacious arguments,’’ a statement that speaks for itself. Lastly, “If you slag off people and degrade their reputations, you ultimately degrade your own”.

    Flannery frequently maintains he is a target for the conservative media. But many in academia publicly took issue with his theories and integrity years ago. Consider these excerpts from The Sydney Morning Herald in 2004: “Just because a guy is well known does not mean he knows what he is talking about,” said University of Sydney palaeontologist Dr Stephen Wroe. “I’ve got a fairly cynical view of Tim. He’s an opportunist. He knows climate change is a buzzword, but a few months’ work does not make him an expert.” Presciently observing in respect to Flannery — a mammologist — commenting on fields in which he has no expertise, he added: “It will be scary if he gets to hijack this subject.”

    And from archaeologist Jim Allen of La Trobe University: “I wish I could be as sure of anything as Tim is of everything”. Another archaeologist, Dr Judith Field of the University of Sydney: “Tim doesn’t let the facts get in the way of a good story. He does a lot of broadbrush stuff, with broad consequences, and some of it is just plain wrong”, adding that Flannery’s theories were “conceptually driven” rather than “based on data”. A number of these concerns have seemingly been borne out.

    In 2007, Flannery declared “even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and river systems”. As environmental engineering professor Stewart Franks observed five years later — by which time the Gillard Government had appointed Flannery chief commissioner of the Climate Change Commission — “Fast forward to 2012 and we see widespread drenching rains, flooded towns and cities, and dams full to the brim and overtopping.” As to why Flannery’s prediction was “so spectacularly wrong”, Franks remarked “He is perhaps best described as an amateur enthusiast.”

    Chief commissioner Flannery subsequently released a report through his office in 2012 saying “climate change cannot be ruled out” as a factor in these downpours. Asked at that press conference about his credibility, he stated “I’ve been really consistent with what I’ve said, which is that we’ve got a water problem in this country.” Upon the Abbott Government’s abolishing the commission in 2013, Flannery reflected it “had developed a reputation as a reliable apolitical source of facts on all aspects of climate change”.

    In an article for The Conversation in 2012, Flannery wrote that Victoria’s “changing climate is likely to lead to less snowfall”. As ABC business reporter Daniel Ziffer wrote last Friday, the real estate industry is booming in the Victorian Alps due to bumper snowfalls over the last several years. For those of you worried about Ziffer receiving a narrative violation from his employer, fear not. In this 876-word article he dutifully made six references to “climate change”.

    Not only is Flannery known for making ridiculous predictions, he also has a habit of denying what he said. Commenting on this in 2011, ABC journalist Virginia Trioli stated “I’ve sat with Tim Flannery at forums and the like, where he has point-blank said: no, I never said that. And I’ll say: yes you did, here’s the quote. And then he’ll run a gag with the audience, a plea to get them on side, saying it must have been in the News Limited papers. And you’ll get a ha, ha, ha. And I’ll be there going, no, here it is, it’s actually in a Fairfax paper, not that that matters anyway. So this is intriguing to me because he has a little bit of a reputation of saying things and then denying it.”

    And to think The Conversation published a piece from Flannery in the same week its editor and executive director, Misha Ketchell, announced a zero-tolerance policy regarding comments from “climate deniers”, accusing them of “shamelessly peddling pseudoscience and misinformation”. He could start with Flannery, who last week wrote of impending climate doom and mass death, stating “British scientist James Lovelock has predicted a future human population of just a billion people.” As Bolt noted in 2012, that was in 2006, and Lovelock later disavowed his alarmist views, the scientist also criticising Flannery for his.

    Given The Conversation’s invoking of doctrinal purity to exclude unbelievers, it should amend its name to reflect this. “The Conversion”, perhaps? “The Circumlocution”? “The Confabulation”? “The Cancellation”? I rather like “The Claytons Conversation”. In a revamped marketing program, Ketchell could emulate actor Jack Thompson. “It’s the conversation I have when I’m not having a conversation,” he would insouciantly explain to readers.

    As for Flannery’s public display of angst about the worthiness of efforts over the last 20 years, he can relax. He has benefitted through sales of his books, through government sinecures and lucrative appointments such as “environmental consultant” to Richard Branson’s Virgin’s Galactic Venture, which planned space trips for tourists. Ironically only two years before, in 2007, Flannery had deplored the fact “humanity has belched more than 50 gigatonnes of carbon into the atmosphere” in one decade, which gives you an indication as to the fluidity of his principles.

    In short, your time with us has proved most beneficial for you, Professor Flannery. But it has been an utter waste of ours.

    THE MOCKER
    The Mocker amuses himself by calling out poseurs, sneering social commentators, and po-faced officials. He is deeply suspicious of those who seek increased regulation of speech and behaviour.

  136. mh

    The elephant that everyone ignores is the central banking system.

  137. Delcon

    OK, IT, so, apparently: free market is a Leftist concept; and conservatism is a about supporting trade unions and nationalisation of economic activity such as power companies.
    Am I missing something?

  138. Lazlo

    Agree mh. It needs to be put out to pasture. It does not work. Indeed it makes things worse. We can get by without it.

  139. Infidel Tiger

    Well you are being very obtuse, but you are generally correct.

  140. Infidel Tiger

    Real conservatives demand a return to the Gold Standard.

    Sound money is a must.

  141. Lazlo

    Not sarcasm mh, I mean it.

  142. mh

    The answer to the North American Credit Crisis was of course … more credit!

  143. Delcon

    Infidel Tiger
    #3168514, posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Well you are being very obtuse, but you are generally correct.

    (A bit speechless at the moment.)

  144. mh

    Didn’t Trump make positive comments in the past about the Gold Standard?

    This one of the more puzzling sides of Trump.

  145. DrBeauGan

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3168506, posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:28 pm
    Stimpy: HAT!

    Yes yes I remember thank you.
    I’m a very busy man I told you.
    We can’t all swan about smoking cigars with Commies and cucs.
    I work 7 days.
    What’s your email again?

    My name as given on the post followed by an at sign and then gmail.com. I suggested earlier that if you are in Perth, you select a McDonald’s somewhere and I’ll trade you the hat for an egg mcmuffin one morning.

    If you’re so busy working, why are you wasting time posting here?

  146. Stimpson J. Cat

    Real conservatives demand a return to the Gold Standard.

    Sound money is a must.

    F®ck Conservative Inc.
    Absolute clowns.

    But the Gold Standard IS very necessary.
    People much smarter than me have told me so.

  147. Stimpson J. Cat

    If you’re so busy working, why are you wasting time posting here?

    I can multitask.
    It’s my feminine side.😂

  148. Empire 5:5

    Yep…and having destroyed the working class, right of centre parties are now destroying the middle class across the west through supporting the bullshit that is globalism/free trade/open borders and endless immigration from third world shit holes.

    There are no “right of centre” parties in power. What you see is the right-wing brand from a portfolio of approved choices.

    The US has an artisanal independent executive who opposes the agenda you cite. They are doing better on real wages.

  149. Stimpson J. Cat

    And I wouldn’t buy you McDonalds.
    Jesus Christ man standards must be maintained.
    You aren’t Monty.

  150. mh

    Hungry Jacks does a medium coffee for $2

  151. Arky

    In NZ when I was growing up the conservative National party was for big nationalised schemes, and it was Labour under fatty David Lange that began the privatisation process, and the globalisation process. However, in the UK, the same thing happened under Thatcher.
    This loose amalgam of globalist/free market / user pays / privatisation ideas were new at the time, and spread quickly into all establishment parties around the world.
    From a conservative point of view, in hindsight, they attacked the wrong end of the beast. They left social welfare structure in place, while dismantling huge public transport/ infrastructure/ mining /shipping entities that produced real things vital to the industrial base.
    If they had left state owned power stations and shipping in place and gutted state education instead,’we would be much better off today.

  152. Lazlo

    mh: are you sarcastic, or serious?

    Central Banks have always been about hegemonic, elitist control of free markets. They don’t like ‘em. They have had a variety of useful economists over the years justify their posturing. But I am sure Adam Smith would have been dead agin them.

    Put your faith in Adam, I say.

  153. DrBeauGan

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3168527, posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:49 pm
    And I wouldn’t buy you McDonalds.
    Jesus Christ man standards must be maintained.
    You aren’t Monty.

    Ok, I was trying to save you money, because I’d not eat the muffin part anyway. Now send me an email and we’ll arrange an exchange of hostages.

  154. DrBeauGan

    PS, I don’t drink coffee, but I’ll accept a diet coke.

  155. Arky

    Stimpson. I have a bag of lollies. I’ll meet you behind the local servo.

  156. Steve trickler

    It shits all over Formula One.

    Great camera perspective and sound here.

    Fun begins at 1:30



  157. Fat Tony

    Gab
    #3168491, posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:12 pm
    You’re insane.
    Apricot.

    Crab apple beats them all. No dispute.

    Rubbish. Cherry jam is the king of jams

    Nothing beats home made fig jam. Eat it with a spoon…..

  158. DrBeauGan

    . Arky
    #3168533, posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:58 pm
    Watch your ass Stimpson.

    I’d rather stimpy left his ass at home. If he needs transport, a bus would do.

  159. mh

    I’m serious Lazlo.

    Deadly serious. 😶

    Central Banks have always been about hegemonic, elitist control of free markets. They don’t like ‘em.

    Agree! I can’t believe the Reserve system gets a free pass on a site like Catallaxy. It’s a total distortion of the free market.

  160. Lazlo

    All ‘sound money’ requires is trust. You trust gold because of its enduring scarcity, but you cannot use it at Woolworths. You use another trusted currency.

  161. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #3168515, posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Real conservatives demand a return to the Gold Standard.

    Sound money is a must.

    Artie, it’s only a small step to the liquified coal standard.

  162. DrBeauGan

    Or if he’s afraid I might take advantage of his innocent nature, he can rent a post office box.

  163. Fat Tony

    Arky
    #3168535, posted on September 26, 2019 at 11:01 pm
    Don’t do it Stimpson.

    Do it Stimpy – but don’t forget the lube…..just in case

  164. Lazlo

    It’s all about ‘lender of last resort’ and all that crap. This might have had some relevance during the South Sea Bubble and the Tulip Boom, but I think we have moved on. Let banks fail if they are stupid.

  165. Oh come on

    The podium of the UN General Assembly looks strangely familiar. Then it hit me – if I take the leader out of the frame and insert myself, it’s what I see when I look in the mirror while washing my hands in an ageing five star hotel bathroom. Those green marble tiles.

  166. Infidel Tiger

    Gia Chacon
    @genuinelygia_
    In Iraq, the Christian population has dropped by over 80% in the last 15 years.

    Going from 1.4 million to roughly 260,000.

    Christianity is on course to disappear from Iraq unless there is a massive increase of help on an international level.


    2:10 AM · Sep 26, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

    Great stuff Neo-Cons.

  167. JC

    Let banks fail if they are stupid.

    We need to define what bank failure actually means because people don’t seem to understand that in the financial crisis banks actually did fail and they were not bailed as the running story goes.

    Depositors and bond holders didn’t fail – they got they’re money back. However existing shareholder in the US were essentially diluted to shit.

    Citi bank stock went to $1 1n 2006 from $56 in 2009. The US government rammed through the biggest dilution to the point where it ruined then existing shareholders. It’s now trading at around $7 dollars when an adjustment through a reverse split is taken into account.

    Banks weren’t really saved. Depositors were.

  168. Oh come on

    Or we could sell off our power generation to the free market and let AGL look after it. How’s that working out?

    That is hardly the free market. Energy generation and distribution is one of the least free sectors of the economy that a non government-owned enterprise can enter into. These companies like it that way, of course. In fact, that’s what they paid for when they bought into the scheme. It’s buying a taxi plate in the good old days on a much larger scale.

  169. Cold-Hands

    For the men* among us – hands up who’s changed football teams because they’ve got a new girlfriend?

    Anyone? No-one? No-one at all?

    Didn’t Shorten change his AFL team “quite late”?

  170. max

    John Constantine: SVY 24c to 86c in a day is a helluva gain.

  171. Infidel Tiger

    Monopolies such as the utilities should never be privatised. Also airports.

    That much we already know to be true.

  172. Lazlo

    Thanks JC. I guess there was a similar scenario during the South Sea Bubble, when there was less difference between depositors and investors. I am struggling with my economic history now.

  173. JC

    If they had left state owned power stations and shipping in place and gutted state education instead,’we would be much better off today.

    You wouldn’t be better off under nationalized energy any more than you were then, Arky. We seem to forget there were power station strikes every month then. Those sacks of shit (unions) had us by the balls and they weren’t letting go.
    Privatization was great. What’s happened since is that we’ve had massive invention in the energy markets primarily as a result of the gerbil warming hysteria. As prices rose because of renewballs there was added intervention because government reacted to both the gerbiling hysteria and higher prices. It’s a late term abortion.

    Coal plants are not being renovated because the governments have essentially threatened them with death. It’s exactly the same impact as you see in say the NYC rental markets where there is heavy intervention with price controls. The owners refuse to do any renovation to these buildings and if they absolutely must it will be a bare minimum. Markets work. Government intervention is the problem and always has been.

    Renewballs would not exist without subsidies.

  174. Oh come on

    I can’t help but hear Mike Moore (of Frontline, not the fat one) voicing this puff piece. And why did they make the ‘cake’ so annoying for the poor old bastard to eat? Chop it into smaller pieces FFS.

  175. JC

    I f they had left state owned power stations and shipping in place and gutted state education instead,’we would be much better off today.

    You wouldn’t be better off under nationalized energy any more than you were then, Arky. We seem to forget there were power station strikes every month then. Those sacks of shit (unions) had us by the balls and they weren’t letting go.
    Privatization was great. What’s happened since is that we’ve had massive invention in the energy markets primarily as a result of the gerbil warming hysteria. As prices rose because of renewballs there was added intervention because government reacted to both the gerbiling hysteria and higher prices. It’s diabolical policy.

    Coal plants are not being renovated because the governments have essentially threatened them with death. It’s exactly the same impact as you see in say the NYC rental markets where there is heavy intervention with price controls. The owners refuse to do any renovation to these buildings and if they absolutely must it will be a bare minimum. Markets work. Government intervention is the problem and always has been.

    Renewballs would not exist without subsidies.

  176. Arky

    Monopolies such as the utilities should never be privatised. Also airports.

    ..
    Well no.
    But if you are going to privatise something, rather than something that is humming along providing everyone with the cheapest electricity in the world, conservatives might have turned their hand first to the vast monolith indoctrinating our children.

  177. JC

    Monopolies such as the utilities should never be privatised.

    Look around. Every single monopoly situation was created by the government.

    Government controlled monopolies are always captured capital by the unions. Look at one similar situation with the ABC. Who runs that? There’s over a billion dollars a year we’re spending to produce leftwing, anti-Australian propaganda. That’s captured capital. It should never be sold. it should be closed down.

  178. JC

    I f they had left state owned power stations and shipping in place and gutted state education instead,’we would be much better off today.

    You wouldn’t be better off under nationalized energy any more than you were then, Arky. We seem to forget there were power station strikes every month then. Those turds (unions) had us by the balls and they weren’t letting go.
    Privatization was great. What’s happened since is that we’ve had massive invention in the energy markets primarily as a result of the gerbil warming hysteria. As prices rose because of renewballs there was added intervention because government reacted to both the gerbiling hysteria and higher prices. It’s diabolical policy.

    Coal plants are not being renovated because the governments have essentially threatened them with death. It’s exactly the same impact as you see in say the NYC rental markets where there is heavy intervention with price controls. The owners refuse to do any renovation to these buildings and if they absolutely must it will be a bare minimum. Markets work. Government intervention is the problem and always has been.

    Renewballs would not exist without subsidies.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    Cold-Hands,

    I’d temporarily forgotten. One of my better mates, with the on and off again GF. She is a Collingwood supporter.

    The one who a) brings her to golf, and b) wears matching attire when doing so.

    It was off for a bit, and is now on. So much so that she’s moved in. The other day he was round here, we were talking shit etc and the conversation turned, as it does, to football.

    He (who is from QLD, a solid League man and nominally has a look out for the Brisvegas Lions) then started talking about finals prospects, and how ‘we’ were playing such and such next round and ‘we’ might struggle to beat somebody else after that.

    I couldn’t work it out initially, as I knew he was talking about Collingwood games. So I said, ‘Just who is ‘we’?’ ‘Collingwood, of course.’

    Of course? ‘What the fuck are you talking about?’

    ‘Jess [for that is her current name, having changed it after being christened Succubus] goes for Collingwood, so now I do as well.’

    Then followed a conversation in which I advanced the opinion that anyone who changes football teams after the age of six clearly must also own, if not operate, a vagina.

    He took it in great spirit.

  180. Lazlo

    But the South Sea Bubble was a symptom of the beginnings of the Joint Stock Company – God bless the glorious revolution of 1688 and King Billy.

  181. areff

    Precisely, C-H. You’re born to the colours, they’re with you for life.

    Someone fetch that Bruce Dawe poem.

  182. JC

    Lazlo

    The south sea” bubble” was basically a similar event in terms of market speculation as the tech “bubble”. Both weren’t really bubbles. it was all rational speculation. Speculation by market participants trying to figure valuation in a entirely new game in town. There’s no such thing as bubbles. Bubbles are bullshit.

    Take the tech boom. It was a host of new technology.. a complete game changer.. and markets had to scour around to value these new start ups. We had no history of valuation.

  183. Lazlo

    Sure JC, I had very deep exposure to the ‘tech boom’. I very much knew it was over-rated and rife with unknowing speculators after a quick buck. Plus ca change indeed.

    Not a criticism, just a reflection.

  184. Hazmatic

    All universities these days have some sort of Social Media policy that PhD students are expected to adhere to. Policies designed to maintain and protect the institutions reputation and goodwill. It comes as somewhat of a surprise to learn that the PhD student’s supervisor is aware of what he posts here and has not yet given him the SM interview without benefit of Vaseline. Very curious and duly noted.

    The PhD student’s most serious failing is hubris. He sets himself up as the sole arbiter of what constitutes volunteerism as it relates to National Service. Then arrogantly assumes to speak on behalf of 15, 381 National Servicemen.

    The PhD student does not speak on behalf of the dead.

    Annesley F. From Sydney NSW, was a clerk until he served with 7RAR and then 1RAR. He was killed in action on November 24, 1968 after extending his service by six months.

    Fisher D. From NSW was serving in Vietnam with 3 Special Air Service when with a patrol that engaged a group of Viet Cong in Long Khanh Province on 27 September 1969. Five VC were shot and killed and the patrol withdrew but encountered a group of about 30 enemy. A helicopter was called in and ropes were lowered to the men but during his “hot extraction”, Private Fisher fell about 30m into trees. (Fisher was required to extend his period of NS by 6 months to serve with the SASR)

    Fraser J. of Surfers Paradise, QLD, was called up in 1965 and completed two years National Service but re-enlisted when he learned his unit was going to Vietnam. The 2nd Lieutenant of 9 Platoon, C Company, 3RAR, died on Hill 323 in the Long Hai Hills, Phuoc Tuy on March 24, 1968 when he stepped on an enemy mine.

    Martin W. was a stockman from a well-known western Queensland family when he volunteered for National Service in 1966. He served with 1RAR and had extended his tour by six months when killed in action on May 16, 1968

    Musicka H. of Melbourne VIC completed his National Service from September 1965 to September 1967 and re-enlisted in the Army on November 13, 1967. Posted to 9RAR as a mortar man, he volunteered for Vietnam where he was killed accidentally on January 19, 1969 when a friendly forces soldier saw a moving figure and fired at him.

    Paterson D. of Adelaide SA, a teacher, was called up on February 2, 1967 and graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant from the Officer Training Unit at Scheyville. On completion of his National Service he re-enlisted in February 1969 and volunteered for Vietnam with 3RAR where he was shot dead during an enemy contact on March 20, 1971 in Phuoc Tuy.

    Patten R. an apprentice carpenter of Camperdown NSW, volunteered for National Service in April 1969 because the discipline and camaraderie of Army life appealed to him. Posted to 7RAR as a rifleman private, he died in 1 Field Hospital on February 6, 1971 after being wounded in action by an enemy mine five days earlier in Phuoc Tuy.

    Pearce J. of Mosman NSW had finished a sheep and wool classing course and was working in the Currabubula district when called up in April 1966. Posted to 1RAR, he completed his National Service and re-enlisted for 12 months in April 1968. The volunteer corporal stretcher bearer, attached to D Company, 1RAR, died from fragmentation wounds during an enemy contact on May 14, 1968. He is buried at Terendak in Malaysia

    Pettit, L. of Sydney, NSW, a machinist, was serving in the CMF when he volunteered for National Service on October 30, 1967. He was posted to 5RAR and died in action from an enemy mine explosion on July 4, 1969, in Phuoc Tuy Province

    Rinkin, K. of Taree, NSW, was a bank clerk who graduated from the Officer Training Unit at Scheyville six months after call up on June 30, 1965. He became a platoon commander and transferred to the Regular Army midway through his National Service in 1966. He served with 5RAR in Vietnam where he was wounded by a mine blast on April 7, 1967 and died of his wounds in 2 Field Ambulance, Vung Tau.

    Taylor L. a trainee sales representative from Sydney, NSW, was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant six months after call up on February 2, 1966. He extended his military service by 12 months and as a platoon commander with B Company, 3RAR, died of gunshot wounds in an enemy contact on February 8, 1968 in Long Dien, Phuoc Tuy.

    Towler, M. from Darlington, UK, was working as a farm hand when he was called up on April 23, 1969. He completed his National Service in April 1971 but decided to stay on for another 12 months. Posted to HQ 1 Task Force Nui Dat, he died from multiple blast wounds on June 12, 1971 in Phuoc Tuy.

    Wilson, K. of Melbourne, VIC, was a driver before call up on September 30, 1965. He re-enlisted in 2RAR as a private when he completed his National Service and was wounded in action on January 31, 1968. He recovered only to die of gunshot wounds two weeks later on February 16, 1968 in an enemy contact in Hua Long. (Callaghan 2005)

    The scrutiny will be intense.

    Every I dotted and every T crossed. 😉

  185. Knuckle Dragger

    Build it and they will come.

  186. Lazlo

    Alright, ‘quick buck’ was perjorative, but also true of some individual investors. Institutional investors were acting in a new space. But I could have told them that you were dealing with a technological evolution, not a revolution.

  187. Knuckle Dragger

    Clearly, Hazmatic times his posts as part of an insidious plan to make Liability Bob lose as much sleep as possible, as he spends the rest of the night composing responses (of sorts).

    The Toowoomba dawn will see another sea of crumpled up bits of notepaper covered in crayon in Old Yeller’s kitchen.

  188. None

    A Green and senior Liberals pushing to decriminalize prostitution in SA.

    Remind me why we should even bother with the Liberal party.

  189. areff

    Watching War & peace on Stan. Very good indeed. The kid who plays Pierre is first-rate and Natasha is so breathtakingly beautiful she wouldn’t need to act, which as an added bonus she can.

    Recommended.

  190. None

    The Tongan National Rugby League’s international membership has been suspended, thus denting Israel Folau’s hopes of returning to rugby league.–news.com.au

    RL administrators are racist bastards.

  191. Mark A

    None
    #3168575, posted on September 27, 2019 at 12:45 am

    The Tongan National Rugby League’s international membership has been suspended, thus denting Israel Folau’s hopes of returning to rugby league.–news.com.au

    RL administrators are racist bastards

    I have to say, there must be something serious behind this affair.
    What? I don’t know.
    To go to this length takes either some serious misconduct reason, or sheer malice and vengefulness.

  192. Arky

    The Tongan National Rugby League’s international membership has been suspended,

    ..
    Well I’m no fan of being undiplomatic to the gays, but this is unbelievable.
    Glad I gave up on all spectator sport years ago.

  193. Arky

    Congressman Ratcliffe appears so far the only Republican on the committee worth a pinch of shit.

  194. Arky

    Looks like democrats timed the complaint to coincide with an acting head of intelligence’s first damn day on the job.

  195. None

    And so it begins:

    PM needs to cut ties with Brian Houston

    Justin Smith

    Scott Morrison’s continued support of Hillsong pastor Brian Houston, who protected his father over child sex crime allegations, is a disgraceful lapse of judgment by the Prime Minister, writes Justin Smith.

    (Advertiser)

  196. None

    South Australia:

    Man, 21, charged over woman’s stabbing death

    Police have arrested a young man over the stabbing death of 39-year-old Kim Chau, whose body was found last night “concealed” in the luxury home of two senior State Government executives. The man had been living at the home on and off for two years.

    WTF?!!?!

  197. None

    Mark Knight has got SloMo’s measure too. The honeymoon is over. Thanks, Tom.

  198. The Barking Toad

    Hahaha – more cheap additions to renewable technology……

    NEW technology aimed at stopping eagles colliding with turbines has been installed at Goldwind’s Cattle Hill wind farm — the first of its kind in Australia — and other renewable energy projects are watching with interest.

    Goldwind Australia announced today the IdentiFlight technology is ready to be trialled at its new wind project in Tasmania’s Central Highlands and it will share the results with the industry.
    UPC Renewables, which is behind the Robbins Island wind farm proposal in the state’s North-West, has already indicated it is considering the technology to improve its project’s environmental credentials.

    IdentiFlight’s tower-mounted optical units are designed to detect flying objects and then use algorithms to identify them as eagles.
    If an eagle’s speed and flight path indicate a risk of collision with a wind turbine, a signal is sent to shut down the specific wind turbine.

    Sixteen IdentiFlight towers and the IdentiFlight base station have been installed and once the wind farm is operational, the location of the IdentiFlight towers will allow any of the farm’s 48 turbines to be shut down if necessary.

    Subsidies of course.

  199. The Barking Toad

    IdentiFlight’s tower-mounted optical units are designed to detect flying objects and then use algorithms to identify them as eagles.

    And what about if it’s a fat seagull or an overweight mutton bird… or an albatross…..or an African sparrow?

  200. Zatara

    IdentiFlight’s tower-mounted optical units are designed to detect flying objects and then use algorithms to identify them as eagles.

    Should provide a copy to the border patrol if it can detect ill eagles.

  201. bespoke

    People do foolish things to harm themselves including prostitution but to make it a crime is just an easy way out and boost government power.

  202. Win

    The 5am sports news says that a footballer will be playing today who has spent the last two years in jail but has turned his life around. Just how does Teflon Pete get away with it. His more diabolical feats ,jailing Pauline Hansen and Di Fingleton sending aircraft surveillance on farmers on the Towoomba ranges the double dip voting makes you think that he was part of the group of children who were taken to the USSR for education purposes.

  203. Overburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/kids/uk-transgender-man-who-gave-birth-is-childs-mother-court/news-story/5ab7cc02765b48e128da658b12132549

    Don’t listen to the advice that this sheila is just like anyone else.

    She is so fucked up she shouldn’t have been allowed to breed.

    As far as the kid goes, I hope things work out for the poor little bastard.

  204. Win

    Malice and vengefulness Mark A . that’s Teflon Pete.

  205. Ragu

    calli

    #3168305, posted on September 26, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Now some Greens pencilneck wants to ban caesarstone and the like because silicosis.

    Ban a perfectly servicable product because some idiots are cutting it on site with no protection.

    They’ll come for stonemasons next.

    Angle grinder buyback

    This will be huge when it blows up. All these cowboy subbies are about to get a grasp of the meaning PCBU.

    Was staying in Bulli when young mate went all stabby and some young fellas were fixing grannies retaining wall, surrounded in a cloud of cement dust.
    I said to the head cowboy that you should be wearing a P3 respirator. Nah fuck that, he said.

  206. Zatara

    Freddy McConnell, 32, was born as a woman but has lived as a man for several years. He was biologically able to get pregnant and give birth and had legally become a man when the child was born in 2018.

    Someone needs a review of Plumbing 101 because Ms McConnell quite obviously wasn’t “living as a man”.

  207. 1735099

    He sets himself up as the sole arbiter of what constitutes volunteerism as it relates to National Service. Then arrogantly assumes to speak on behalf of 15, 381 National Servicemen.

    Instead of attacking my “conduct”, have a go at attacking my argument.
    Or do you have an alternative definition of a “volunteer”, for example “every soldier who had his birthdate drawn and ended up posted to Vietnam “?
    Although that particular definition might have some weaknesses when you ask why anyone had to be balloted into the army in the first place…..
    Listing the names and circumstances of some of those killed is a stark reminder of the consequences of the morally corrupt scheme that killed them, but it has absolutely nothing to do with any definition of “volunteer”. They certainly were volunteers, but that says nothing for the motives of the remaining 15381 National Servicemen.
    They deserve to be remembered, but mischaracterising those who survived does nothing to honour their memory.
    They (and all the others who died) deserve the respect given by an accurate account of history, rather than maudlin mythology.

  208. Mater

    Rex Mango
    #3167918, posted on September 26, 2019 at 12:01 pm
    Steve Trickler could do the Greta Downfall Video.

    Rex,
    Sorry, I’d already missed the boat when I suggested it. It was done two day ago. Not surprising though, her speech was tailored to fit.
    It wasn’t me, I promise.

    https://captiongenerator.com/1523902/Greta-Thunberg-Rant

  209. Cohenite:

    But the true end will be some orange uniforms for swamp dwellers.

    I’m beginning to wonder about that. It’s been a long time since President Trump gained power and how many of these swamp dwellers are in the clink?

  210. calli

    Let banks fail if they are stupid.

    No, no!

    The word, according to Saint Greta:

    “If we can save the banks, we can save the world”.

    Let that sink in.

  211. struth

    Good Moaning.
    Everybody knows a hi vis shirt makes you invincible.

  212. struth

    When the same bloke that gives birth goes down from a kick to the goolies let me know.

  213. calli

    surrounded in a cloud of cement dust.

    If Caesarstone needs to be trimmed on site, it wasn’t measured properly in the first place. And it’s going to look like sh*t. Even penetrations for plumbing and sinks/cooktops are done on the factory floor.

    This is cowboy stuff, not the fault of the product.

    So much material has to be site cut – stone, brick, concrete, tiles. It all carries an element of risk and there are tried and true methods to do it safely. To single out one product that is factory finished in an overwhelming percentage is cases is ridiculous.

  214. Dr Beaugan:
    If stinky doesn’t want the hat, I’ll buy it.
    Grab my email off him.

  215. Mater

    They deserve to be remembered, but mischaracterising those who survived does nothing to honour their memory.
    They (and all the others who died) deserve the respect given by an accurate account of history, rather than maudlin mythology.

    Bob,
    Fuck off with your emotional appeals and crocodile tears.
    How does this appalling demonstration of mischaracterisation honour this ‘National Service’ survivor or demonstrate historical accuracy?

    Notice the slow progression from:

    1735099
    #3034995, posted on June 5, 2019 at 9:53 am

    On April 23rd, 1970, I saw one digger in my section throw his rifle on the ground after he became disenchanted with the way we were operating (in small half-platoon patrols). He was ex-5 RAR, and a NS volunteer. I felt sorry for him at the time because 5 RAR had returned to Oz and he was posted to 7 RAR to complete the rest of his NS obligation.

    through to:

    1735099
    #3114404, posted on July 24, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Everything else you post here is a compensation for that fact by a burned-out superannuated ex-reg.
    I’ve seen plenty of those, including the reg who refused to assault a bunker system in April 1970
    , whilst the Nashos in the platoon, although we were just as terrified as he was, carried out the command.

    Just go away. You’re a disgrace.

  216. Twostix

    Unions must be smashed with all the power the state can muster.

    Look at this mess of an ideologue.

    “Quasi state run corporations are true freedom”
    “Private organisations of individuals must be smashed!”

    1960-2014 era american fake conservatism was the dumbest and most radically progressive force in the universe.

    So glad its dead.

  217. Twostix

    What we know in 2019:

    Corporations are the cats paw of the administrative state. By definition they are quasi state owned and state managed. The enemy of free people everywhere.

    Their handmaiden was radically progressive fake conservatives over the last 30 years who have elevated them above the sacred people’s houses of representation.

    A corporation is to business as gay marriage is to marriage – wholly state created and so wholly a creature of the state.

    American “conservatives” were actually all ultra progressive leftwing goons who hate conservatives.

    Conservatism of the anglo tradition is about families, natalism, god and local communities first. The very antithesis of what fake conservacorp conservatives.

  218. Ragu

    Just another attack on the middle class. I doubt they want to ban marble

  219. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Just go away. You’re a disgrace.

    Numbers destroyed any credibility he may have had when he disclosed that he had marched in Anzac Day parades. There may be some justification in marching for those Nashos who volunteered, or subsequently re-enlisted with the regular army, but for the of us that Bruce Ruxton nearly succeeded in banning from Anzac Day parades completely it is simply justifying that disgraceful episode.

    Ditto for attending RSL clubs.

  220. None:

    A Green and senior Liberals pushing to decriminalize prostitution in SA.
    Remind me why we should even bother with the Liberal party.

    I don’t.
    They’re just another statist collection of all the Bigs that will destroy the nation if there’s a quid in it for them.

  221. John Constantine

    Robot fox killers. Need training and accreditation of course.

    https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/invasive-species/canid-pest-ejectors

    CPEs are spring-activated baiting devices that use a piston to propel the contents of a 1080 capsule directly into the mouth of a wild dog or fox as it pulls the bait placed on the head of the ejector. Dried meat covers the lure holder that contains the capsule. The lure holder sits on top of the ejecting mechanism which is contained in a 15–18cm hollow tube placed firmly in the ground.

    Instructions on how to use the CEP are available in an Invasive Animals CRC instructional video.

    Lot of interest in remote robot killing machines for area denial of vermin in lambing paddocks.

    Anything too efficient and autonomous though could be programmed against political vermin as well as foxes, so is a big no-no.

    How hard could it be to rig a plastic Aldi bag looking like it was full of chicom cash with a 1080 bait ejector?.

    You would need a truck to cart the corruptocracy carcasses away from parliment house if we could set up bait stations like that.

    Comrades.

  222. John Constantine

    Robot 1080 bait ejector.

  223. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I don’t.

    So you vote Labor, Winston?

  224. Zatara

    It seems the “whistleblower” is a CIA employee who worked for John Brennan.

    Colour me surprised.

    More than one analyst has now opined that “It looks like he had lots of help crafting the report”.

    If you have read any of the documents that came from Fusion-GPS, Nellie Ohr and Christopher Steele, you will likely find an amazing amount of similarity to the format and writing in this “whistleblower” complaint.

    It was obviously written by a Lawfare member.

    The complaint is the same structure as the Steele Dossier. No direct knowledge; no direct evidence to the claims; second-hand gossip, rumors from people who might have known another person to have overheard something, mixed with prior media reports to narrate a story as told by the author.

  225. mh

    Downfall meme sacking appealed to full bench

    A Fair Work Commission full bench is set to determine whether the popular Downfall meme is “objectively offensive” and grounds for being sacked, following a challenge to a ruling that held the parody video likens people to Nazis.
    The Australian Workers Union this week filed an appeal of the commission’s decision that it was fair for BP to sack long-serving technician Scott Tracey for “demeaning” management over its wage negotiations through a Hitler …

    Paywalled at afr

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